Keeping up with the Astros Prospects: RHP Chris Devenski
Chris Devenski Corpus Christi Hooks. Photo courtesy Tammy Tucker, @HooksFanTammy
When I went to Corpus Christi to watch the Hooks play, several of the fans there told me I need to interview this guy named Chris Devenski. So I reached out to Devenski on Twitter, and he agreed to do an interview. However, with his pregame planning schedule, he was finding it hard to find time to answer. We worked some things out, and I caught him on the phone while he was eating at Chillis, he ordered and went outside to talk to me. I really appreciate him taking the time to do this.
Why do you know the name Devenski? Because, he was the player the Astros traded Brett Myers to the White Sox for in 2012, in Devenski’s second professional season. The White Sox drafted Devenski in the 25th round of the 2011 draft. Devenski will talk a little later about the trade that brought him to the Houston Astros organization.
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Devenski was drafted as a reliever from California State University Fullerton, but in his second season prior to the trade to the Astros was converted from a reliever to the starting rotation. His early professional experience showed a potential pitcher better than his draft slot.
Devenski has played in Corpus all season and has pitched well sporting a 713 record/ 2.90 ERA/ 87 strikeouts in 99 1/3 innings in 2015. However, he had a rough patch in July in which he had a 0-2 record/ 8.87 ERA/ 18 strikeouts in 22 1/3 innings. This lead to Devenski being put on the 7-day inactive list. Despite terrible July, Devenski has been pretty consistent all year.
Let’s get to know the 19th Astros Top-Prospect, according to MLB.com.
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